The term “Cyberspace” first appeared in a 1984 novel

Cyberspace a word that was used in the early years of the Internet, and we all know what it is when we here it… But it was in a novel before the (www) Internet was created… William Gibson, a Canadian writer, first coined the concept of Cyberspace in his SiFi novel “Neuromaner” (1984). Gibson’s concept of a virtual reality world on a global network would influence those who would later design the graphical interfaces of the Internet of the mid 1990’s.

For More Information:

  • wikipedia – Cyberspace
    Cyberspace is “the notional environment in which communication over computer networks occurs.” The word became popular in the 1990s when the uses of the Internet, networking, and digital communication were all growing dramatically and the term “cyberspace” was able to represent the many new ideas and phenomena that were emerging.
  • wikipedia – William Gibson
    William Ford Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American and Canadian speculative fiction writer and essayist widely credited with pioneering the science fiction sub-genre known as cyberpunk. Beginning his writing career in the late 1970s, his early works were bleak, noir, near-future stories that explored the effects of technology, cybernetics, and computer networks on humans—a “combination of lowlife and high tech”—and helped to create an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.
  • Neuromancer – book
    The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Date:
      1984
Name(s):
      William Ford Gibson
Occupation:
      Writer


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